The other day I went on a walk with some friends on a trail I'd never been on before - the Cascades trail. It links up with the Lyrebird trail in the rainforesty areas at the base of the well-known Camel's Hump walk. It was such an amazing place, I went back the next day with my tripod to get more photos!
I absolutely love rainforest - that cool, moist environment is so peaceful and lush.
The walk starts out from the carpark in a drier type of forest.
There is a little bit of climbing in this trail as you climb up towards the waterfall. But there's lots of gentle sections too, and it quickly turns into the moist rainforest...
Before too long you arrive at the Cascades waterfall, a gentle little fall flowing down into a crystal clear little creek.
There is a really large tree fern growing upright at the base of the fall, like a giant umbrella!
I think one of the most interesting parts of the walk is spotting all the different types of fungi and mushrooms - I found a few!
Lots of moss too...
The thing I love about visiting Tidbinbilla is that you're just as likely to see some interesting animals on the drive there or home as you are in the reserve... I got the closest I've ever been to a brown falcon after seeing it in a tree on the side of the road!!!
All in all an enjoyable day :)